Here are 5 health benefits to salmon. Yes, although my site is called “NotSalmon” I am actually very pro-salmon!
Salmon is terrific for your longevity, mental clarity, energy, mood, and vision.
Note: I recommend you scroll down to the bottom! You’ll get a quick summary of the health perks to salmon – put conveniently into a quote poster!
If you eat salmon on a consistent basis, you reduce the risk of depression and dementia.
Basically, your brain is nearly 60% fat. And most of that is the omega-3 fatty acid DHA – found in salmon. So when you eat salmon, you keep your brain fat and happy.
Whenever you eat salmon, you get high levels of omega-3 fats, EPA and DHA. Plus, you get all of salmon/s healthy fats – which offer you many cardiovascular benefits – including decreasing inflammation and lowering risk of blood clotting.
If you eat eat salmon 2 to 3 times weekly, you’ll lower the risk of heart attacks, strokes, arrhythmia, high blood pressure and high triglycerides.
Salmon contains small proteins called bioactive peptides (including esteemed “calcitonin” ) which have been shown to increase, regulate and stabilize collagen synthesis in human osteoarthritic cartilage. (Note: That’s a fancy shmancy way of saying it helps build strong bones and joints!)
Vitamin D gets a big “A+” when it comes to helping people to maintain their optimal health.
Vitamin D deficiencies have been linked to an increased risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis and type-1 diabetes.
(Note: One can of salmon, contains a day’s worth of vitamin D!)
If you wat salmon twice a week, you will significantly decrease the risk of “macular degeneration” — a chronic eye condition that leads to loss of vision.
Here’s a helpful inspirational quote poster with a quick summary of the health benefits of salmon!